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Food coloring spreads in water but not oil because the molecules that make up the coloring are soluble (able to be dissolved) in water. Water molecules are polar, which means they have an unequal distribution of charge on them. They are like little magnets, with a positive side and a negative side. Other particles with charge will be attracted to these little magnets, resulting in the material dissolving in water. The food coloring dissolves in water because its particles spread out amidst the water molecules due to this attraction.



Oil is a non-polar substance, which means that its particles have no charge. Other non-polar materials will dissolve in oil, but a polar substance will not. Hence the separation of oil and water when they are mixed together. Oil is also thicker then water
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Why does food coloring dissolve in water?

Food coloring dissolves in water due to the fact that food coloring is actually an aqueous solution in the bottle. This means that the liquid is actually colored powder mixed

Can you drink food coloring with water?

Yes. There is no harm in drinking water with food coloring. Food coloring is made to be consumed, whether with water, cake icing, or other foods.

Does food coloring spreads faster in milk or water?

Milk is mostly water but it also contains vitamins, minerals, proteins, and tiny droplets of fat suspended in solution. Fats and proteins are sensitive to changes in the surro

What happens when food coloring is added to oil and water?

  In a glass, usually the water is at the bottom and the oil on top, depends how you do it, but I did it once with the oil on top and the food colouring slowly went into t

Why oil spread over water surface?

Water is a polar and most oils are non polar so they do not bind together. Because they do not bind and the oil is less dense than water it spreads over the surface.

In which water will the food coloring and oil spread faster in hot water or cold water?

Hot water, because it molecules are moving faster and thus the coloring will diffuse more quickly. In addition, if there is any kind of convection current (if there is a heat

How does water change colors with food coloring?

If I remember my science class correctly it has something to do with diffusion. the molecules of the food coloring combine with the molecules of the water which is why the foo

How can you separate food coloring from water?

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